Chinese New year,Water and predictions,Tara Greene astrology tarot psychic reader

Wow It’s Feb 4th already! Happy Chinese New Year! Year of the Metal Rabbit! I am proud to say that I am a Golden rabbit so it’s m year too! along with many other very fertile bunnies. Here’s a short list of Bunny years and elements. Some equate the bunny with  the cat. Its up to you.   Would you rather be Bugs Bunny or Sylvester?

In Chinese, the name is TU meaning Peace. It is akin to the Sidereal Sign of Pisces, Jupiter is now in Aries in Western Tropical Zodiac. The 13 sign thing alludes to this.

JUPITER is the planet passing through each of the constellations, which symbolizes each animal as Jupiter takes 12 years to go all the way round the cycle.

1987 Fire rabbit year and 1927, 1975 Wood rabbit, 1963 is water rabbit, 1951 and 2011 metal rabbit, 1939 and 1999 Earth Rabbit.

THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE GOLDEN RABBIT

According to Chinese the Year the Golden rabbit is a year to relax reflect catch your breath and finally calm down. Oh those words are music to my soul. Negotiate. Don’t force anything. Safe peace calm is the mental and emotional rabbit state. Rabbit’s love fashion, they are classy, sophisticated creative, they love art. Spend time in art galleries, going to beautiful operas, cultural events,a appreciating beauty.  Money flows easily without too much hard work, we can indulge a little. Tempered. Restful, contemplative even. Rabbit is associated with the Moon. She is very feminine. Bodes well for a happy, obstacle free year. The Rabbit or Hare bounds easily over all obstacles and always lands on her big lucky feet. Be nice ot rabbits this year and animals in general.

The Year of the Golden rabbit in particular MULTIPLIES the Wish GRANTING ASPECTS OF THE SUN AND THE MOON MAKING THIS ONE AWESOME WISH FULLFILLING YEAR! Remember to pray and envision and ask for your Highest Goals and Good to come to you, for the sake of all beings.

FAMOUS RABBITS:

 BRANGELINA-both are rabbits born in different cycles and different elements, Ingrid Bergman, Orson Welles, Cary Grant, Drew Barrymore, Edith Piaf, Kate Winslet, Tina Turner, Helen Hunt, writer Arthur Miller.  2011 will be a soft touch, furry, gentle creative year .A good year to become a vegan. Very horny. Well travelled, optimistic. Of course there are many other astrological factors as well.

TORONTO FUNDRAISER Sat Feb 5

I will be reading Tarot Cards at THE CROHN’S and COLITIS and Grocery Foundation SUPER GALA http://www.groceryfoundation.com/super_gala.html for the 7th year along with about 15 PSYCHICS, TAROT READERS, ASTROLOGERS, RUNES, NUMEROLOGISTS, HANDWRITING ANALYSTS, CHAKRA READERS, AURA READERS all colleagues of mine. This year it is Huey Lewis and the News playing and comedian Russell Peters and more. It’s always a fabulous night, an amazing auction and they raise a lot of money for very worthwhile charities. I hope I see you there.

Aquarius New Moon Feb 2-3 

All the planets are bunched together in a very tight basic 90 degrees configuration all in the higher evolutionary signs- Venus is at 28 degrees of Sagittarius RIGHT ON THE GALACTIC CENTER on the New moon. Values are Inter Galactic large open. Chiron is at 29 critical degrees of Aquarius. The furthest ahead planet is Jupiter at 2 degrees of Aries exactly pressuring the North Node at 2 degrees of Capricorn. Pressure to grow, change the old established ways of power and authority-i.e. Egypt’s revolution perfectly fit this ocnfiguration.

SATURN SINGING “ALL BY MYSELF” in Libra.

The only planet all by his lonesome is stalwart Saturn, silver haired and in his exalted state at 17 degrees Retro of Libra. The only other main planet is Asteroid Juno at 28 degrees Rx. of Virgo, she is opposite Uranus and Jupiter. A T- Square of dynamic proportions urging new revolutionary changes, Feminine wisdom- Juno is the feminine form of Genius, which meant an exclusively male form of Genii. Yes we need this particular location now. Saturn is asking us to stand back and access the situation with a cool Hand Luke kind of Paul Newman gaze and rebalance rebalance rebalance.

Feb 3 MERCURY ENTERS AQUARIUS  @ 2:19 pm PST It’s GENIUS THINK TIME till March 9

Communications, the idea bank, the big picture, group thinking gets bigger higher broadband freer, way out there and more expansive while Mercury is  in Airy Aquarius. Think of yourself wearing Mercury’s groovy winged hat, those fab matching winged sandals and carrying that cadeusus.

VENUS ENTERS CAPRICORN  FEB 3 @ 9:59 pm PST– March 2nd

Venus leaves fiery sag behind her and dons her brogues and all business suit. Values, money, women’s issues, arts, relationships, love gets very practical and all biz. Just the facts ma’am. Budgetary cuts lean thinking, cutting off excess,Hard work, corporate hierarchies, older women, Female seniority, Crones, are the memes of the day with Venus in Capricorn. Committed relationships, attracted to older others,

WATER, major issue as CHIRON Re-ENTERS PISCES again FEB 8 12:10 PM PST for 7 YEARS!!!!

This is a long-term major cycle. Chiron briefly touched his toe into Oceanic Pisces April 19- July 20 in 2010. The first day of Chiron in Pisces the Deep water HORIZON BP OIL rig blew and spilled unknown tons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico creating one of the worst eco-disasters ever. So expect more of the same as Chiron is the Wounded Healer, in Pisces he will stick his finger symbolically in wherever we are wounded, vulnerable, sore, covering up, in denial of. We are 70-% water. So is the earth.

We need to drink many litres of pure quality life renewing litres of water each day to stay alive. It is the 2nd most important life-giving nutrient after air. Water resources will be a major scarcity issue. The oceans, purifying sea water, energy from the oceans, new life forms, who owns what around water. Dying oceanic life forms as well, no more fish left in the seas, whales doplohins, extinctions. Not good for us humans at all.

PISCES is also the sign of religion,spirituality the arts,

OLD fashioned religion is on its way out. Despite religious fundamentalists, fanatics the old religious games are ending. Teh Church will lose its power, more and more people are cecoming pagan, discovering yoga, other forms of imminent religous experiences,not authoritative religions. Did I mention Pisces rules drugs?  Allready very big- touted by Daniel Pinchbeck, Terrrence McKenna et all – ayahuasca and San Pedro two South American indiginous medicine plants will gain huge followings as ways of  directly experiencing other realities,used for religious cermeonies.

Art will become more of a spiritual vehicle. Colours will be softer greens and blues, more subtle, sensitive.  Neptune rules Pisces and it in turn rules OIL, It is the end of OIL as Pisces is the last of the signs. We are reaching the end of an era on oil dependence over the next 7 years. Pisces is also escapism, Hollywood, film and photography, addictions, viruses, ashrams, karma. Chiron also known, as Soul tenderizer will stick it to each and every one of us dealing with our own karmic issues, our addictions, our martyrdom, and our victim hood.

Hollywood itself will go through another upheaval in entertainment, direct mind to mind entertainment, dream recall.  Inception is the prophetic film released with Chiron in Pisces.  The danger is mass escapism into mindless drugging, as the consciousness gets higher and more refined and a lot of “Sheeple” are afraid.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST MAYAN CALENDAR RECKONING  The 9TH WAVE BEGINS SOON

We are on an evolutionary turning point this year. Almost at the last day in the Mayan Dr. Calleman reckoning which begins  MARCH 9 2011. There’s only  234 days to complete the UNITY WAVE, the final approach to ONENESS CONSCIOUSNESS. THis is the alternative to Dec 12 2012 MAyan calendar date. There are a few schools of thought on this cycle and how consciousness is expanding at faster and faster rates. Over the last 16 BILLION years, we are now at the last level. Time as we experience it, is now 20 x’s faster than it was only a few years ago. Dnt you feel it? Information is definitely whats moving faster.

According to Carl Calleman the 9th wave of evolution ends 10/28/1 1

Awesome consciousness awakenings are beginning everywhere! Time to wake up!!!!

I am here to help assist you.

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Imbolc,Candlemas,St. Brigid’s Day,Groundhog Day Feb 1-2 Tara Greene rituals

Feb. 1st –2nd IMBOLC Traditional Irish and Pagan Holiday Celebrations

 

 

 

Traditionally what we modern Westerners know as Groundhog Day was and is, on Feb 1st or 2nd is celebrated in the Modern Irish Calendar as Saint Brigid’s Day,or Bride’s Day. Both a Catholic and an ancient Pagan Celebration,an ancient Goddess tradition, also called Imbolc, still celebrated by Wiccans/Pagan based Earth honouring religions. Christians overlaid the Ancient Goddess worshipers’ holiday renaming it Candlemas or the fest of the Purification of the Virgin. This celebration also relates to the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.

It is a “cross-quarter” day in the 8 rounds of the Wheel of Time in the Solar based year. Since the Celtic Year was based on both lunar and solar cycles, it is most likely the holiday would be celebrated on the Full Moon nearest those 2 midpoints, when early spring flowers would begin to rise up through the snow, and snakes would come out of the ground. This is the precursor of the Groundhog, which the Romans replaced with a Hedgehog, which we… On Feb. 2nd this year there is a NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS at 12:45 am EST.
That Ancient peoples of Ireland kept this day as very sacred. At the Megalithic and Neolithic sites, such as the Loughcrew burial mounds and the Mound of the Hostages in Tara, Ireland, the inner chambers of the passage tombs are perfectly aligned with the rising sun of both Imbolc and Samhain attesting to the value placed on this day.

Triple Goddess/Saint Brigid/Bride

She is according to Robert Graves, the most Ancient Triple Goddess worshipped since time out of mind. The Goddess rules over scholars and poets. She is the Goddess of fire and inspirations in Ireland, the Goddess of poetry, creativity, smithcraft and healing. She also rules healing with water, and divination. She is said to rule over people who work with cows and chickens, brewers, fugitives, midwives, infants, printers, sailors, travelers, New Zealand, & Irish nuns. This day symbolizes a time of transitions, initiations, new beginnings, of planting seeds that will sprout later. Brigid/Birgita represents the light half of the year,Her power brings the people out of the dark season of winter into spring, so, it is a very important time of the year.

She is the Goddess of Augury

In the Druidic tradition, poetry and augury were associated. She is patron of prophets and seers.

Celtic seers divined by looking into deep water and into flames. This is a great time to do divination. STare at a candle, a fireplace with conscious intention. Call upon Brigid to come to you.

Triple Goddess

She has two sisters with the same name. One aspect of her carries a blacksmith tongs and a sword, because she is also patroness of war; another aspect holds 2 healing snakes, from which the modern Doctor’s symbol is derived, the caduceus, the third aspect carries a wand with a crescent moon and a tablet.

Elements

Brigid rules the Waters. Many healing springs are dedicated to Brigid. Natural bodies of water also signify Her presence, particularly where three streams joined together. She also rules Fire, so it is customary to make candles for the coming year and bless them on this day.

Protecting Goddess

In her aspect as Brigantia, she carries a spear, an orb of victory, and wears a war crown. She symbolizes protection of the country from invaders and slavery.

Midwives

As Patroness of Midwives, she was invoked at the door of the home where the woman was giving birth, by the midwife. Who speke:

Bride, Bride, come in! Thy welcome is truly made, Give thou relief to the woman, And give thou the conception to the Trinity.

Brigid is the guardian of every newborn, their cradles protected with a woven Brigit’s Cross, an equal armed cross. Upon a safe delivery, the infant was blessed or “sained” by the midwife, with 3 drops of water on the child’s forehead, dedicating the Child to the Triple Goddess. The “Holy Trinity” in its modernized Christian aspect, was just an overlay of the Goddess Triple Aspect since time out of memory. A candle was carried ‘round the bed sun wise three times. As Brigid is a Solar Goddess. We think of the Sun as masculine but originally all aspects of the Universe were considered Feminine.

Brigid Ruler of the Hearth

Especially in Gaelic Scotland, Brigid’s dolls are placed near the hearth on her Feast Day. The doll is usually dressed in white, decorated. A white wand is placed in her bed as a fertility charm. As she is patroness of agriculture, pastures, livestock, and abundance. An offering is made to her of dairy products. The Brigid doll is kept throughout the year near the hearth hung on a wall, or by a door, as a talisman of protection, then burnt the next year.

Light a Candle and Invoke the Goddess at this time-

I kindle this candle in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Smiths,

I sain this house in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Healers,

I smoor this candle in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Poets.

One folk tradition still continues in both Christian and Pagan homes on St. Brigid’s Day is that of St. Brigid’s Bed. Girls and young unmarried women create corn dollies to represent Brigid, these are adorned with ribbons, baubles shells or stones. A bed is made for the doll to lie in. On St. Brigid’s Eve Jan 31, the girls gather together in one house and stay up all night with the doll, are are later visited by all the young men, who ask permission to enter the home, and then treat the young maidens and the dolly with respect. The next day the girls carry the doll through the neighbourhood from house to house, where she is welcomed with great honour. Adult women stay home to welcome the Brigid procession and offer snacks and coins to the young girls and maidens.

Brigid is said to walk the earth on Imbolc eve. Feb 1st. Before going to bed, each member of the household may leave a piece of clothing or strip of fabric outside for Brigid to bless. The cloth are brought inside the next morning, believed to now have the powers of healing and protection.

BRIGID is alive and well.

The name “Britain” is a derivation of Brigit’s name. Britain was named for an ancient Celtic tribe, the Brigantes, who were the largest Celtic tribe in the country in pre-Roman times who worshipped Her as their Deity. The tribe originated from an area now called Bregenz in Austria near Lake Constance. The word “brigand” comes from this tribe of fierce warriors. Her symbol is a flaming spear. Her worship spread, leaving behind places named in Her honour-Brittany in France, Brechin in Scotland, the name Brent, in England, any name containing Bride. Britain’s symbol, the Goddess Brigantia, still found on their 50 cent coin is Brigid in her aspect as Goddess of the Land. In Old German/Yiddish the word “Fabrent” meaning burnt honours this Ancient Goddess. Of course Britany Spears is carrying the modern archetype of Brigid, and strangely enough one of Brigid’s symbols is a flaming spear!

A Sample of prayers used at St. Bridgid’s Day

Light 1 candle-

We gather together in this time of darkness. We look to the return of the light.

We look to the first light of Spring.

(Light two more candles.)

Goddess Midwife: Healer, Nurturer, and Herbalist.

Goddess Poetess: Bringer of Wisdom, Guidance and Prophesy.

Goddess Smithcraft: Keeper of Fire, Craftswomen, and Transformation.

Maiden, Mother, and Crone – A Triple Goddess.

Her symbols are Brigid’s cross, the flaming arrow, Brigid’s bed.

It was customary to write wishes upon scraps of cloth

and tie them to the bushes near her sacred wells.

This is Her Time of Year, a very special moment.

Her day is the Second of February,

A day upon which to seek wisdom from inside the Earth.

In the time before Patrick, serpents were sent

because they dwell in both worlds, above ground and below.

In Christian Times, the serpent became a Groundhog.

Our lady is a goddess of many aspects: Crone, Matron,

but she is pictured most often as the maiden.

Chant: Welcome Brigid, Welcome Brigid (the burning arrow of the power – Bridgette)

(Candles are lit. Maiden Goddess appears.)

Brigid: Blessings of the season upon you, my People.

I am She, that is the natural mother of all things,

Mistress and governess of all the elements,

The initial progeny of worlds,

Chief of the powers divine,

Queen of all that are in the other world,

the principal of them that dwell above,

Manifested alone and under one form

Of all the Gods and Goddesses.

St. Brigid, celtic Goddess, Imbolc, Candlemas

Festival of coming Spring, Groundhog Day